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A few years ago I was staying with my 
mother and sisters in the Cordova Moun- 
tains. Our house was situated in a rather 
lonely part of the mountains which were a 
distance of eight hundred miles from Buenos 
Aires where my lather had gone on business. 

The nearest houses at all were a few little 
wooden huts, near the railway station which 
was merely an empty box car with a chair 
and table inside. One of the few houses was 
u-nl tor a small store where canned food and 
a few other things could be got. For most of 
our food we had to send a long distance. Meat 
was not to be had nearer than thirty miles, 
and butter had to be fetched from an "es- 
tancho" twenty miles away. The distances 
mentioned will give some idea of the remote 
ness ot the region. 

About five o'clock one morning my sister 
Ma\- and I started off on horseback for a 
day's ride in the mountains, bent on looking 
for excitement. Our search was rewarded 
as you shall presently learn. 

May carried her rifle slung over her shoulder 
and we each had bags of food strapped to 
our saddles. We rode, about all the morn- 
ing stopping only for breakfast, and lunch, 
by some rippling stream. During the morn- 
ing my sister shot several partridges 
which we put in an extra bag we had with us, 
and strapped it with the others to her saddle. 

In the Cordova Mountains trees are few 

and far between. On our way home, however, 
May saw one w r ith a very large nest in the 
branches. Being greatly interested in birds' 
eggs of which she had several she sug- 
gested that I hold the horses while she 
tried to get at the nest. 

Finding the tree too high for her to reach 
the nest from the ground, I led one of the 
hordes underneath so that she could stand on 
his back. 

The extra height enabled her to put her 
hand in the nest from which she took out an 
immense brown eagle's egg. 

We had barely mounted our horses again 
when we saw, flying straight towards us, a 
very large eagle evidently the owner of the 
nest, which looked as if he meant to attack 
us. Throwing her reins to me, May grabbed 
her rifle, and taking careful aim, fired be- 
tween her horses' ears. 

Like rail mountain ponies this one had been 
trained to the sound of a gun and therefore 
not minding it in the slightest, never moved a 
muscle. There was an anxious moment for 
my sister, not washing to kill the bird, unless 
it was absolutely necessary had shot at one of 
his outspread wings. 

For a second we were not sure whether the 
bullet had reached its mark. Suddenly the 
huge creature dropped to the ground. Think- 
ing he was unable to move, May dismounted 
and went towards the place where the in- 
jured eagle was vainly trying to fly. As 


she approached, the bird regarded her with a 
fierce and angry glare, then giving a shrill 
screech, turned round and began to run 
desperately, one wing trailing uselessly after 
him. May had attained her object. 

After trying tor some time to catch the 
bird which although wounded could run very 
fast. May at last returned to where I was 
waiting with the horses and mounted, saying 
that the only thing to do was to ride the eagle 
down. .So I galloped on for he had run 
quite a distance, then made a wide circle, 
coming round in front of the bird, which 
promptly turned, only to be headed off by 

For half an hour or more, we kept the bird 
running but mostly in a circle, trying to dodge 
our horses, as we rode round near him. Dur- 
ing that time he was obviously becoming 
tired, the very thing we wanted. Once when 
he thought our vigilance was slightly relaxed 
he rested for half a second ; seeing this we 
stopped our pursuit. Whereupon he stood 
at a safe distance and glared at us furiously. 

As we saw that he was unwilling to run any 
longer unless obliged, May dismounted, and 
while I kept guard she quickly unsaddled her 
horse and took off the saddle blanket. 

Getting the sign fro'm her, I diverted the 
bird's attention, and in that second, May ran 
silently up behind and threw the blanket 
deftly over his head. Then she grasped him 
tightly with both hands. We ffed at last 
caught the eagle, but the bird with an angry 
cry, struggled so desperately that May had 
all she could do to hold the creature while I 
fetched some rope which we had with us, and 
helped her tie his legs together. 

I then saddled her horse and having hdped 
her to mount, we again started for home. 
May found riding no easy matter with a 
heavy eagle tucked under one arm, his head 
just showing from the blanket. The golden 
eyes sent out many malicious glances and the 
cruel curved beak made many futile attempts 
to peck her face, but he was too cleverly held 
to gain his desires. 

By the time we got started lor home with 
the eagle, it was quite late in the afternoon. 
We still had several miles to cover, but these 
we had to accomplish at a walking pace. My 
mother and sister were greatly surprised to 
see us> come riding up to the house, at 
dusk, with the ferocious bird, and they 
made us recount our adventure in full almost 
before we got off our horses. 

For several nights we put the bird in the 
securest place we had, namely the tool shed. 
During one of these nights, however, to our 
sorrow and chagrin he made his escape. 

He was such a beautiful bird, large, strong, 
and fierce looking that he would have made a 
fine picture for an artist's brush. Had he 
not escaped we were going to take him back 
with us to England and give him to the Zoo- 
logical Gardens. 

But, to judge by the way he acted when we 
had him, he would always have rebelled 
against his captivity. Perhaps, then, it is 
as well that he again found his freedom be- 
fore it was too late. 

Gertrude Shaw 


Prudy was comfortably curled up on the 
huge couch before the fire-place. She was 
apparently interested in her story book and 
very much at peace with the world. In 
reality, the two big eyes that were fastened 
upon the white pages, snapped and sparkled 
with angry resentment as her little ears took 
in the conversation. 

"I know that Hal went through college 
with only a high-school preparation, George," 
Prudy heard her mother saying, "but I also 
know that it would be much easier for Joe, 
if he went to a college preparatory school 
where he would get special attention. Joe 
isn't quite as bright as Hal, anyway." 

"Joe is as bright as any fourteen-year old 
youngster I have ever seen," retorted Father 
slightly irritated. 

"You must admit he doesn't pay any heed 
to lessons, then," Mother returned in an 


appeasing tone. "Still. I suppose it is be- 
cause he lias always been so mischievous 
that he hasn't had time for his studies. 
That's another thing, George. He needs to 
be taught obedience ; I'm afraid I let both him 
and Prudy off too easy. I declare I can hard- 
ly do a thing with those two monkeys any 
more!" In spite of the volcano raging with- 
in her, Prudy chuckled to herself at this last 
remark and Father was heard to grumble 
something about "time, parties and tom- 
foolery." Neither Prud nor her mother 
caught the import of the words. 

"Well, what do you think?" Mrs. Jaffray 
asked after a rather awkward silence. She 
was slightly piqued at the unfavorable atti- 
tude her husband had taken. 

I think it's all foolishness, if you want to 
know the honest truth," he burst forth. 
"What good will it do? Not a speck. I 
didn't have a college education but I notice 
I'm supporting a family of five, very well. 
Now, there's Hal, a finer, smarter boy you 
couldn't find and instead of coming home to 
work, he goes gallivanting off to Europe, a 
week after graduation, to have a good time. 
That's what a college education does for a 

Prud sniffed. What had come over her 
father? She remembered well the day of 
Hal's graduation; how proud he was of his 
big, handsome son; how he had urged him 
to go abroad for a three months' jaunt be- 
fore getting down to the grind of business; 
how he boasted to his friends at home that 
his sons were going to have the best possible 
education ;that already his eldest son had 
proved what an exceptionally fine thing a 
college education was; how he had even be- 
moaned the fact that he hadn't had one him- 
self. Oh, the inconsistency of man! 

The sputtering finally subsided. "You 
know best, of course, dear, so I'll not say 
another word about it," said Mrs. Jaffray 
softly as she rose to leave the room. Father 
groaned inwardly. Why was she always so 
dear and good about things he refused her. 

This submissive manner — oh, well, let her 
have her own way! Mother always seemed 
to be right, anyway, in spite of his judgment. 
He wouldn't give in immediately, though. 
No, sir! 

He looked extraordinarily cross and for- 
bidding as he sat entrenched behind his 
crinkly newspaper, but as Mother passed be- 
hind his chair and gently patted his head, the 
hard, determined lines disappeared and he 
broke into a merry chuckle. 

"You win, Mother," he cried almost 
boyishly while he clasped her caressing hand. 
"Have your own way — it's always best in 
the long run, I've learned. Mother's always 

So they began to make plans for their 
younger son's education, Father becoming 
far more enthusiastic as they progressed 
than Mother. She began to realize what it 
would mean to be separated from her little 
mad-cap boy. And Prudence? What would 
the poor child do without her pal and brother? 
She spoke this last thought aloud. 

"Oh, Prud!" scoffed Father, "she can look 
out for herself and learn to live without Joe. 
She'll have to begin some time and there is 
no time like the present." 

"Yes, I suppose she'll soon forget him," 
agreed Mother and dismissed that thought. 
It was then that Prudence began seriously 
to think what Joe's departure would mean to 
her. Life without Joe? Half the fun would 
be gone! Mother and Father didn't think 
of that. No one thought about her, what she 
would like or what she wouldn't. Mother 
and Father didn't love her that was all. 
Nobody loved her. Well, maybe Virginia 
loved her a little speck — she would go up- 
stairs and find out. She slipped noiselessly 
from the couch, tip-toed out of the room and 
upstairs to seek her sister, Virginia, a debu- 
tante of a year who seemed to understand her 
better than anyone — except Mother, of 
course. A lump rose in Prud's throat — 
Mother didn't love her any more, she only 
loved Joe, Virginia and Hal, made plans for 



them hut not for her. Prud swallowed hard 
to wash away that great big Lump and then 
began to ski]) down to Virginia's room. 

"What is it, Prud?" asked big sister, turn- 
ing away from the long mirror where she was 
combing her hair. No wonder, thought 
Prud, she was so reluctant to take her eyes 
from her lovely reflection, merely to rest 
them upon her freckle-faced, sun-burned, 
little sister. 

"May I go to the lawn-party with you this 
afternoon, Ginger? I'll be awful good." 
She had not intended to ask that for she 
really didn't care about going, but one has 
to say something — one can't ask outright for 

"Why, you dear little goose, whatever got 
that into your head! You didn't get an in- 
vitation, dear, and besides you aren't old 
enough yet. Now run along, I want to get 

The lump again presented itself, only this 
time much larger and more dangerously 
near the surface. Hurriedly she turned and 
left her sister's room. The cruel injustice of 
it all. Why didn't she get an invitation? 
Why wasn't she old enough? Why did Joe 
have to have an education ' Why didn't 
anybody love her? She flung herself in her 
own little bed and sobbed these ques- 
tions to herself. Well, if nobody loved 
her she would leave them and then they'd 
all be sorry. She would take some cookies, 
steal down cellar, out through the cellar door 
and take the road that led past old Mr. 
Flannigan's farm. Then, she would meet 
some nice old lady, who would take care of 
her, who would appreciate and love her. 

She would grow up to be beautiful, even 
more beautiful than Virginia, marry a rich, 
handsome Count, or Duke, and live happily 
ever after. The more vividly she pictured this 
wild dream, the more determined she be- 
came to set out upon her journey. 

Preparations were easily made, although the 
cookies had to be given up because Annie, the 
cook, was still in the kitchen and she might 
ask questions. Prud slipped out of the cel- 

lar door, just as she had planned, taking 
unnecessary precautions as she made her 
\\a\ through the garden, to conceal herself 
behind shrubs and bushes. At last she was 
on her journey. 

As she trudged along in the dusty country 
road, the novelty of her expedition soon be- 
gan to wear off. She wished ihe had taken 
Jumbo, her pony, with her. Then, she re- 
membered that Father had told her that 
very morning that she couldn't ride Jumbo 
until he recovered from his lameness. Her 
bitter resentment took fire once more; tears 
sprang to her eyes. Her feet hurt her; the 
sun was unmercifully hot; no one loved her 
and she wished she were dead. Oh, how she 
hated everybody and everything! So deep 
in her reveries was she, that she no longer 
watched her way. Her tortured little feet, 
ever faithful to their mistress, carried her to 
the grass-hedged road-side where one, worn 
out by this unusual treatment, collided with a 
stone and sent its owner flat upon the ground. 
Grief, then, took full sway. 

Henry Hamilton was returning from the 
Country Club at a leisurely pace which was 
quite uncommon for that young man. That 
morning, he had played a splendid game of 
golf besides being highly amused by the gay 
chatter of his youngfriendson theclub veranda. 
Nevertheless, he had broken away from the 
group on the plea of extra work at the office 
Why had he done it:* He didn't exactly 
know himself. Perhaps he was tired. Per- 
haps he wanted to be alone in order to think 
of the handsome girl he had passed that 
morning. He smiled as he recalled how easily 
she managed her horse as it frisked and danced 
at the side of the road. Slowing his roadster 
down he gave the girl the idea that his 
thoughts were only for the welfare of her 
high-spirited horse but he took the oppor- 
tunity to snatch more than a hurried glance 
at the young rider so trim in her black habit. 
She had smiled her acknowledgement of the 
courtesy and cantered on. 

(to be continued) 


Wednesday night, September 22, as we 
came down into the dining room, our ears 
were greeted by the music of an orchestra 
which played pleasingly all through the five 
courses of the excellent dinner. 

After Miss Potter had announced that the 
whole school was invited to go out into the 
gymnasium to dance the girls lost no time 
in getting there and choosing partners. There, 
to the tune of "Will you give me the fifth?" 
Oh, the eighth then!" and "Don't forget that 
third" we managed to arrange some im- 
promptu programs. The dance was very 
informal but it closed a very happy evening 
both for the old girls who were so glad to get 
back and meet the new girls; and for the new, 
who were thus introduced into our good times 
at Lasell. 


The announcement made in chapel, the 
morning of Saturday, the 25th of September, 
that the whole school was invited to the gym- 
nasium for a frolic that evening received 
hearty applause. Helen Overholser, presi- 
dent of Christian Endeavor, explained that we 

were all to come out for an informal "good 
time," and to bring pillows. 

That night, at 7.30 the gymnasium rapidly 
filled, so that when the "Obstacle Race" was 
announced there was a crowd of on-lookers. 
Out of about six girls, both old and new who 
attempted the race, Helen Gerrett made the 
best time, going over the steps, rope, horse, 
and walking a "balance board" in eleven 

When the "obstacles" had been removed, 
the girls filled up the space, facing the stage, 
where the rest of the entertainment took 
place. The members of last year's Glee Club 
who are back this year, Naomi Bradley, 
Onalee Lang, Dorice Lord, Laura Hale, and 
Norma MacMillan, sang some of the encores 
which were so popular last year. The girls 
appeared to enjoy them very much, especially 
the one concerning a "Perfect Day at La- 

The Glee Club then sang some songs which 
were familiar enough to the girls so that every- 
body joined in. 

The pillows were then disposed of and the 
girls danced for the rest of the evening. 
Some of our girls who have the gift of "tick- 



ling the ivories" and who were public-spirited 
or generously inclined supplied us with good 
dance music. The evening ended much too 
soon, the girls all agree. 


Thursday afternoon, September the twen- 
ty-third, eighty of us girls enjoyed a launch 
ride on the Charles River. We went in two 
parties, one leaving the school at 2.30 and the 
other at 3.30. Our party, chaperoned by Miss 
Collins, Miss Irwin, Miss Packard and Miss 

Witherbee, heard snatches of glowng ac- 
counts from the others, who were leaving the 
boat landing as we reached it. Our highest 
hopes were realized, as we steamed down the 
winding river between the lovely wooded 
banks as far as the Waltham Pumping 
Station, where we turned. The old girls who 
had had that ride before were as charmed 
with the beauties of the river as were the new 
girls who were viewing it all for the first time. 


On Saturday evening, October the second, 
the Old Girls gave their annual Dance to the 
New Girls in the gym. Through the kindness 
of Anna Cornwall, perfectly wonderful music 
was furnished by Walter Johnson's Boston 
Orchestra. They seemed to enjoy playing as 
much as we did dancing, and were very 
generous with their encores. The delicious 
punch disappeared early in the evening, 
but we were enjoying the dancing by that 
t ime too well to miss it. Despite the crowded 

condition of the gymnasium, gay couples 
wound in and out with remarkable ease. 
Altogether (he evening was a great success. 
Everyone said she had "had the time of her 


A parly of sixty-five girls went on the trip 
to Bunker Hill and the Navy Yard, Monday, 
morning, October fourth. The party chap- 
eroned by Mr. Ordway left the elevated train 
at City Square and went to the Navy Yard 
first, but the rest of us stayed on until we 
came to Thompson Square. From there we 
had a short walk up a steep hill to the fcol of 
Bunker Hill Monument. The statue of Col. 


Wra. Prescott stands in front of the monu- 
ment. One of the girls remarked that he 
appeared to be petrified from standing there 
so long in one position. We walked around 
the monument to see the bronze tablets 
marking the place where the trenches were 
once behind which our soldiers fought. One 
of the girls asked Miss Rand if the fence along 
the top of the slope behind the monument was 
the original fence. Most of us bought a few 
post cards to send home and then all but 
three climbed the two hundred and ninety- 
five steps to get the beautiful view of the 
surrounding city. 

From Bunker Hill w r e had a short walk to 
the Navy Yard ; as we entered we had to 
check our cameras, lest we carry away any 
secrets. The first sound that reached us 
was the martial music of a Marine Band. 
Near the bandstand a company of Marines 



were going through the Manual of Arms. 
Our party was fortunate enough to be allowed 
on and escorted over three ships, — "The Con- 
stitution" "Old Ironsides") the torpedo 
boat destroyer, "dishing," and the crui- 
ser, "Chicago." Several other ships were there 

Although Mrs. Shaw did not win all of us 
to her point of view, she set us to thinking. 

being overhauled, among them a revenue cutter, 

a cadet training ship, and a torpedo boat. 
After leaving the Navy Yard we took the 
elevated train at City Square and as we sank 
into our seats there were heard sighs of weari- 
ness mingled with bits of conversation about 
the worth-while things we had just seen. 


We are very glad to announce the result of 
the Glee Club elections, which are as follows: 

President, Onalee Lang; Vice-President, 
Xaomi Bradley; Secretary and Treasurer, 
Mildred Cloake; Leader, Dorice Lord and 
Business Manager, Norma McMillan. 

With such officers, the work of the Glee Club 
this year will surely be a success. 


On the first Thursday of the term, we en- 
oyed a very interesting talk from Mrs. Shaw, 
the mother of one of our new girls. Mrs. Shaw 
has been an active militant suffragist in 
England and so she could tell us very clearly 
some of the reasons for which the women of 
England have been willing to risk their lives 
and reputations. 

The most interesting story was the one in 
which Mrs. Shaw told how she, with the help 
of just a few others, managed to get the W. 
S. P. U. banner up on London Tower. It 
was a very interesting story and well told. 

Thursday afternoon, September 30, Miss 
Potter gave us a talk on "Manners and Cus- 
toms." She spoke of the manners which 
hold both here and elsewhere. We hope that 
this gentle reminder will be sufficient and 
that Miss Potter and the rest of the teachers 
will be able to commend the manners of all 
of the 1915-1916 girls. 


Wednesday evening, September the twenty- 
ty-ninth, Dr. Leon H. Vincent gave an il- 
luminating lecture on "Victor Hugo." We 
were all glad to welcome Dr. Vincent back 
once more, and are pleasantly anticipating 
the remaining three lectures of this year's 


Allen, Gertrude 
Anderson, R. E. Virgi 
Asburv, Dorothy M. 
Astill, Lillian M. 
At twill, Orissa M. 
Babcock, Edith 
Baker, Florence E. 
Baker, Gertrude M. 
Barnes. Dorothy 
Bauman, Helen L. 
Beach, Marion 
Beatty, Fleet A. 
Bell, Florence 
Berg, Ruth E. 
Berkey, Wilda L 
Bickford, Jacquelin T 
Bisbee, Louise 
Boehner, Ruth L. 
Bordages, Eloise C. 
Bradley, Xaomi S. 
Brady, Hazel 
Brate, Dorothy 
Brooks, Helen E. 
Buettner, Gertrude C. 
Burbank. Judith 
Burnap, Ruth M. 
Burt, Josephine 
Busey, M. Jeannette 
Cabrera, Rosenda 
Canfield, Mary E. 
Carleton, Elizabeth 
Carlisle. Elizabeth K. 
Chan. Mae T. 
Chase, Kathryn E. 
Christie. Beulah M. 
Cloake, Mildred P. 
Cottrell, Lucile 

Melrose, Mass. 
nia Jamestown, N.'Y. 
Bloomfield, N/J. 
Providence, R. I. 
Lynn, Mass. 
Maiden, Mass. 
Edgewood, R.'I. 
Johnson, Vt. 
Pratt. Kans. 
Grayling, Mich. 
New Milford, Conn. 
Three Rivers, Mich. 
Attleboro Falls, Mass. 
Worcester, Mass. 
Claremont, N. H. 
Newport News, Va. 
Rumford, Me. 
Malvern, Iowa. 
Beaumont, Tex. 
Boliver, X. Y. 
Bloomfield, N. J. 
Albany, N. Y. 
So. Berwick, Me. 
Chicago, 111. 
Thompsonville, Conn. 
Whitinsville, Mass. 
Urbana, 111. 
Urbana, 111. 
Mexico City, Mexico 
Williamsport, Pa. 
Hartford, Conn. 
Germantown, Philadelphia, 
N. Weymouth. Mass. 
Cleveland, 0. 
Wakefield, Mass. 
Dorchester, Mass. 
Chicago, 111. 



( ioward, Beulah E. 
Crane. I >oroth) 
Crane, Edna L. 
Dana, Gertrude 
1 Jearborn, Katherine L. 
Deering, Dorothy 
Dickey, Hallie J. 
Drought, Elizabeth M. 
Egerton, Beatrice 
Edwards, Edna A. 
Edwards, Mildred E. 
Fera, A. Lavinia 
Flattery, < ieorgina K. 
Folkers, Lucile E. 
Foster, I [elen J. 
Frankel, Emelia K. 
Fraser, ( Gladys < •. 
Freeman, Helen F. 
Frey, Harriet ML 
Garnsey, M. Adolphia 
< Gates, Fannie M. 
Gaty, Cornelia Y. 
Gerrett , I lelen S. 
Graham Clara 
Gratz, Merveille M. 
( Griffin, Marion M. 
Griffin, Ruth E. 
1 tale, Laura S. 
Hall, Marguerite 
Halstead, Christine 
Hammond, Sarah M. 
Harper. Florence < ). 
Harris. Frances M. 
Harris. Ruth 
Harrison. Mora M. 
Harvey, Marion 
Hauck, Lena M. 
1 tayden, Maude J. 
Hayward, Nora I. 
Hersfield Harriette 
Hinners Mildred J. 
Hobson. Edith H. 
Holman. Edith C. 
Hotchkiss. Anita D. 
Houghton. LI. Marie 
Houston. Rachel A. 
Hovey. Bettina 
Howe, Helen X. 
Hunter. Frances 
Jenks, Alice H. 
"Jillson, Mildred O. 
Johnson, Malvina E. 
Jones Margaret V. 
Judd, Pauahi 
Keppel, M. Marie 
Krueger, Viola C. 
Laffey. Lillian E. 
Lang, F. Onalee 
Lang, M. Antoinette 
Lang, Phyllis H. 
Laprey, Helene M. 
Larkin, Isabel M. 
Lawton, Lillian S. 
Lerch, Marion A. 
Lesh, Helen L. 
Leventhal, Jennie 
Lewis. Violet 
Libby. Mildred B. 
Linke, Gertrude S. 
Lipps, Julia 

New ton I fpper Falls, Mass. 

Sparrow's I'oint . Md. 

Negaunee. Midi. 

Roxbury, Mass. 

Nashua N. II. 

Biddeford, Me. 

Indianapolis, [nd. 

Corry, Pa, 

1 iarvard, Mass. 

Sour Lake, 'Lex, 

Kingston, R. I. 

Chicago. 111. 

Brooldine, Mass. 

Frankfort. 111. 

Newport, Vt. 

Hopkinsville. Ky. 

Campaign. 111. 

Urbana, 111. 

Utica, N. Y. 

Chicago, 111. 

Chittenango, N. Y. 

Morristown. N. J. 

Greenfield, Mass. 

Lima. O. 

New York City 

North Bloomfield. Conn. 

Onset, Mass. 

So. Glastonbury, Conn. 

Holliston. Mass. 

Clason Pt., N. Y. City 

Rockville. Conn. 

Still Pond Md. 

Rumford Me. 

New York City 

Houlton, Me. 

Richford. \'t. 

Portsmouth. ( ). 

Dorchester, Mass. 

Middleville, Mich. 

Kalamazoo Mich. 

Rogers Park, Chicago, 111. 

Mount Airy, Philadelphia. 1'a 

Sergeant Bluff, Iowa. 

Seymour, Conn. 

Fitchburg, Mass. 

So. Chariest own. (). 

New York City 

Melrose Mass. 

Kankakee. 111. 

Pawtucket R. 1. 

So. Attleboro. Mass. 

Winthrop Mass. 

Uftica, N. Y. 

Auburndale, Mass. 

Corry. Pa. 

Newark, N. J. 

Paterson, N. J. 

Waverly, N. Y. 

Baltimore, Md. 

Waverly, N. Y. 

Providence. R. I. 

Mukwonago. Wis. 

Brattleboro, Vt. 

Columbus, O. 

Indianapolis, [nd. 

Cambridge, Mass. 

North Dartmouth, Mass. 

Gorham.N. H. 

New Britain, Conn. 

So. Bethlehem. Pa. 

Long, Ariel E, 
Lord, Dorice M. 
Louis, Helen M. 
Luden, Marjorie 
MacMillan, Norma C. 
MacMillan, Orrea 
Mathias, Dorothy 
McCarty, Eleanor Lei'. 
McCausland, Eleanor F 

McCitlloch, I lenriet l.i 

Mclntyre, Margaret S. 

McLellan, Hazel 

Merrill, Helen M. 

Moore. Mary Frances 

Moore, Virginia 

Morris. Florence 1 1. 

Morrison Marjorie E. 

Moss, Katherine A. 

Nichols, I [elen 

Nichols, Lois A. 

Norcross, Esther C. 

Ober. Reta P. 

Ordway, Mildred A. 

( )\ erholser, Helen 

Palmer, Carita L. 

Palmer, Hazel L. 

Peterson Edna B. 

Pike Helen M. 

Post, Elsie M. 

Powell, Margaret B. 

Ranger. Ruth M. 

Ray, Pauline B. 

Raymond, Dorothy 

Reagan Bernice H. 

Redmond Dorothv H. 

Rice Carol M. 

Rich, Lydia 

Rich Mary G. 

Richards Elizabeth.G. 

Rideoul . Juliette R. 

Roberts rislher L. 

Rogers Lenette M. 
Rosenberg Frances D. 
Saunders Helen M. 
Saxton Marie J. 
Shaw, Gertrude E. C. 
Seymour, Beatrice H. 
Sheldon. Madeline 
Shepherd. Jessie C. 
Skinner, L2ugenia R. 
Smith, Dorothv B. 
Solof , Dora P. 
Stafford, Florence C. 
Stanley, Marion M. 
Stephan, Helen A. 
Stewart. Dorothy J. 
Stiles, Elizabeth 
Straight, Ruth E. 
Strain, Mildred A. 
Straker, Mabel E. 
Stronach. Annie E.' 
Sweet, Alma E. 
Sydeman, Stella M. 
Taylor, Mary Louise 
Taylor, Ruth G. 
Tiliinghast, Helen 
Tredway, (Grace 
Trice, Margaret L. 
L'fford, Margaret E. 
Wallach. Madeline 

Evanston, 111. 
Lawrence. Mass. 
Danville, 111. 
Reading, Pa. 
Glen Park. N. Y. 
Watertown, N. Y. 
Joliel, 111. 
Corning. N. Y. 
. ( Gardiner. Me. 
Peoria, 111. 
Sharon, Pa. 
Barton, Vt. 
Enosburg Falls, Vt. 
Columbus. ( ). 
Dululh, Minn. 
Oneonta, N. Y. 
Melrose, Mass. 
Boston, Mass. 
( Greenfield, Mas:-. 
Easl Arlington, Vt. 
Old Town Me. 
Beverly. Mass. 
Orleans, Vt. 
Claremont Calif. 
McLean 111. 
Oneonta. N. Y. 

< )i 1 1, ilia Nebr. 

< Gloucester, Mass. 
Upper Montclair, N. J. 
Fort Worth, Tex. 
Providence, R. I. 
Somerville, Mass. 
Brookline, Mass. 
Indianapolis, [nd. 
Madison N. J. 
Indianapolis, [nd. 
Keokuk, Iowa 
Keokuk. Iowa 

Fort Fairfield Me. 
Berkeley, Calif. 
Bridgeport , Conn. 
So. Carver. Mass. 
Rochester. N. Y. 
Hartford Conn. 
Oneonta N. Y. 
London, England. 
Winsted, Conn. 
Holyoke, Mass. 
Middletown, Dela. 
Dorchester, Mass. 
White River, June, Vt. 
Huntington, W. Va. 
Corapolis, Pa. 
New Britain. Conn. 
Kingston, N. Y. 
Toledo, O. 
Gardner, Mass. 
Hastings, Nebr. 
Easthampton, Mass. 
Attleboro, Mass. 
Pittsfield, Mass. 
Milford, Mass. 
Jamaica Plain, Mass. 
Chicago, 111. 
Wakefield, Mass. 
Central Village, Conn. 
Columbus. O. 
Norfolk. Va. 
Spokane. Wash. 
New York City 



Warren. Ruth S. 
Welch. Blanche C. 
Whipple. Dale M. 
Whiting. Charlotte A. 
Williams. Elizabeth 
Willis. Vera 
W inslow, Evelyn 
Winslow, Ruth C. 
Woolf. Leslie 

Worcester, .Mass. 
Waltham, Mass. 
Orleans, Vt. 
South Sudbury, Mass. 
Salem, Mass. 
Gorham, X. 11. 
Lvnn. Mass. 
Nashua. X. H. 
New Rochelle. X. Y. 


Beaver. Edna 
Clark, Ann 
Cutter, Helen M. 
Gilman, Marjorie D. 
Xicksrson. Myrle F. 
Sands. Mildred 

Xorwood. Mass. 
Chestnut Hill, Mass. 
Auburndale. Mass. 
Auburndale, Mass. 
Brookline. Mass. 
Newton Centre. Mass. 

Wright. Josephine E. Auburndale. Mass. 

Just after dinner, Wednesday night, Sept- 
ember 29, "when all of the girls were collected 
in the halls, everyone was startled by the 
pleasant ( ?) sound of our rising gong. At the 
same time came a rush from 70 and a passage 
was easily made when fifty Seniors ran out 
toward the Crows Nest. As soon as all had 
managed to get up there, the class gave their 
yell. Then to the tune of "Boola Yale" 
they sang the following song: 

Goodness, gracious, what's that cheering? 
Tis the Seniors 1916 
They have something now to tell you 
Listen, people, here's some news. 

Everyone was delighted to hear the follow- 
ing list given as the officers of the 1916 class. 
President, Frances M. Harris; Vice Presi- 
dent, Marian Beach; Secretary, Naomi Brad- 
ley; Treasurer, Mabel E. Straker; and Cheer 
Leader, Mildred P. Cloake. 

Everybody then joined in on the Alma 
Mater which the Seniors started. 

The first meeting of the Christian Endeavor 
Society on September the twenty-seventh 
was led by Miss Hager, Secretary of the Stu- 
dent Volunteer Movement. She gave an 
inspiring and broadening talk about her work 
among the schools and colleges of the United 
States. The Volunteer Movement has 
developed through the desire of the students 
to help our less fortunate brothers and sis- 
ters across the seas. A Student Volunteer 

pledges himself to go, if possible, to some for- 
eign land as a missionary, teacher or doctor. 

Miss Potter led Christian Endeavor on Oct- 
ober fifth and gave us one of her very helpful 
talks on the topic, "Get the Habit." She 
told the girls that if they would only get the 
habit of spending a few minutes each day 
with God, it would be to send them off on 
their day's work brighter and happier. 

The first Vesper Service of the new year 
was led by Rev. A. J. Muste, speaker on 
Baccalaureate Sunday of the 1915 Commence- 
ment. He gave us a very earnest and strong 
talk on "Ideals." 

Rev. McClure of the Episcopal Church of 
West Newton led the Vesper Service on 
October third. He took as the basis for his 
talk the story of the Golden Calf and showed 
us how people were corning more and more to 
worship literature, art and nature for their 
sakes alone, instead of serving God in Nature, 
literature and art and worshipping Him 
through them. 

We, the old girls, heartily welcome the new 
girls, one and all, to our beloved Lasell. 
We hope that already we have made you feel 
so much at home that you have seen our spirit 
here. You have entered a wonderful school 
for which we all want to work this year as 
hard as we possibly can. Let's raise its stan- 
dard to the highest notch. "Give to Lasell 
the best you have and the best will come back 
to you." The class spirit here is strong. En- 
ter into it. Take hold and work with life 
and enjoyment. You will realize more and 
more as the year goes by what fun you can 
have at Lasell both in work and play. 

The Seniors wish again to extend the in- 
vitation to each girl to come over to Carpenter 
and Gardner whenever she can. They are 
holding open house all of the time. 

We hope that this year of 1915-1916 will be 
one, long remembered for its various oppor- 
tunities and enjoyment. 

All of you girls here at school heard of 
the Lasell Leaves, when the purpose of the 
magazine was explained in chapel ; but we 
wish to remind you again of some of the 
things all of you girls can do for it. 

The Leaves is the mouth piece of our dear 
Lasell. We, therefore, wish it to speak clearly, 
truthfully, and well for all the school. Don't 
make or even allow the few girls, who have 

charge now, to do all of the work. Let us 
make the paper representative of every class 
and of group of girls. 

There are four to five positions left open on 
the staff now which we greatly desire 
to fill with girls who are not Seniors in 
order that there may be some experienced 
persons to leave the paper with next Spring. 

There are a great many things that all of 
you girls can do to help besides subscribing 
which we hope you have done by now. Some 
of these things are sending in stories, and 
poems, and writing up trips or parties when 
the local editors ask you to do it. We hear 
some saying right away, "Oh, I can't write a 
thing, I never could." Well, then there are 
still other things to be done. You can write 
down any funny things overheard in the halls 
or classroom and hand them in. Word comes 
to us that you want more jokes; that you want 
a joke column. It is up to you girls then to 
hand in those that you hear. Then we are 
anxious to have our magazine made interest- 
ing by pictures. Take some when you are 
out walking and whenever you go on any trip 
and then give copies to someone on the staff. 

If all of the girls would contribute material, 
and you can do it, we could publish a maga- 
zine which it would be hard to excel and which 
we would not be ashamed to show to our 
most exacting critics. 



All of the old girls were saddened by the 
news of the death of our beloved nurse, Miss 
Nutt. We sadly miss her gracious presence, 
her cheery greetings and her kind devotion 
to our needs. 

We wish here to extend our deepest sym- 
pathy td her family in whose sorrow we in a 
measure share. 

Any new venture is begun with a hit of 
doubt as to its success. This is the first year 
that Lasell has found a place for a resident 
family ol horses. The hiring from near by 
stables or the rather long trips to riding ac- 
ademies is past. Whenever the desire comes 
and studies do not interfere a ride through the 
lovely shaded paths may be enjoyed by 
those whose parents are willing. 

Instruction is offered to those who have 
never ridden, five lessons free of charge, and 
additional ones tor a small sum. It is our 
plan that at the end of the five lessons each girl 
will know the rudiments so that she may en- 
joy the rides and have sufficient knowledge 
so that she can readily acquire the graces 
that should come as the result of practiced 
horsemanship. "Safety First" is our chief 
slogan and we take every precaution possible. 
Good horsemanship consists, not in seeing 
how fast ahorse can gallop and the rider still 
stay on but in managing the animal deftly 
and keeping a good seat no matter what the 

The autumn and spring months should 
bring especial pleasure. Nothing could be more 
lovely than the coloring in the woods just 
now unless it will be the fresh green of spring 
and the arrival of our feathered friends. 
One bridle path leads through an unusually 
delightful stretch of woods, full of enticing 
byways and luring "Runaway Roads." 

Best of all perhaps, for those who already 
love animals anyway, is the fact that new 
friends are being made. When we under- 
stand the rare intelligence, the real affection 

that horses can and do show, and all their 
interesting little tricks, we are glad to add 
them to our list of real companions. 

Cooperation is necessary for the success ol 
anything, so we ask that you all do what is 
in your power to help us live up to our motto. 
"Safety First." Thus our memories will all 
be of pleasant happy times and we will know 
that this new pleasure-giving sport is a 

Come out some morning when the sun is 
just lighting up the tops of these New Eng- 
land hills and see if the sound of the horses 
hoofs and the creak of saddle leather isn't 
all that the poets say it is. 

"There is ever a song somewhere, my dear, 
In the midnight black or the midday blue; 
The robin pipes when the sun is here 
And the cricket chirrups the whole night through 
The buds my blow and the fruit my grow. 
And the autumn leaves drop crisp and sear; 
But whether the sun, or the rain, or the snow 
There is ever a song somewhere, my dear, 
There is ever a song somewhere." 

James Wkitcomb Riley. 

Mr.jand Mrs. Joseph Goodman of Hart- 
ford, Conn., announce the engagement of 
their daughter, Gladys Goodman, to Francis 
Edward Stern of New York. 

From Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wallace Powers 
comes the announcement of the engagement 
of their daughter Doris Hazel, to Mr. Philip 
W. Thomas. 

Mrs. Joseph MacDonald announces the en- 
gagement of her daughter, Clara, '14, to Mr. 
E. M. Dealey. 

The engagement of Miss Myrtle Alvina 
Brix, '15, to Mr. Henry Buehner, of Port- 
land, Oregon has just been received. 

The following unusually long list of happy 
marriages would indicate that Cupid has 
been working successfully during the Lasell 
vacation days. 

On Tuesday, June 8, occurred the marriage 
of Rosalie Seinsheimer, '12, to Mr. Norvin 
J. Heldman at Cincinnati, O. 

June 13, Dorothy Canfield, '14, became 
Mrs. Raymond Minshal Cheseldine at Bever- 
ly Hills, California. Mr. and Mrs. Cheseldine 
are at home in London, O. 

Clara Dorothy Prince and Mr. Donald 
Horace Dickerman were married on Satur- 
day, June 19, at Bedford, Mass. 

On the nineteenth of June, Mildred Esther 

Koch, '13, became Mrs. Harold R. Kauf- 
mann at Cincinnati, O. 

Mrs. Edgar A. Reincke announces the 
marriage of her daughter, Lillie, to 
Mr. Herman August Kley, on Saturday, 
June 19, at Bolton Landing on Lake George, 
New York. 

On Wednesday, July 28, occurred the 
marriage of Elizabeth Harriet Linn, '13, to 
Mr. Charles Hebard Manness at Chautauqua, 
N. Y. Mr. and Mrs. Manness' address is 
Pequaming, Mich. 

Mildred Grace Westervelt, '13, and Mr. 
Herbert David Warner were married on 
Saturday, July 17, at South Bend, Ind. Mr. 
and Mrs. Warner are at home at 320 West 
Navarre St., South Bend, Ind. 

The wedding of Alice Mildred Fuller to 
Mr. Walter Channing Dunbar occurred on 
Wednesday, July 21, at Brockton, Mass. 

On the twenty-fifth of August, Mary Eliza- 
beth Van Arsdale became Mrs. Edward Mey- 
er Pitkin at Greencastle, Ind. Mr. and Mrs. 
Pitkin are at home in Greencastle, Ind. 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Herbert Beach an- 
nounce the marriage of their daughter, Eliza- 
beth Sherwood, '15, to Mr. Ralph Winfred 
Bierer, on Wednesday, September 22, at 
Binghamton, N. Y. 



On Saturday, September 25, occurred the 
marriage of Madelene Taws Halberstadt to 
Mr. Herbert D. Kynor. After November 
first, Mr. and Mrs. Kynor will be at home at 
622 Quincy Ave., Scranton, Pa. 

The marriage of Olive Ford Bates, '10, to 
Mr. George C. Dumas occurred on Wed- 
nesday, September 1, at Hanover, Mass. 

September 11, Grace Miriam Alexander, '12, 
became Mrs. Spencer Martin Van Deusen at 
Springfield. Mass. Mr. and Mrs. Van Deusen 
will be at home in December at Westfield, 

Lasell joins with a host of friends in hearty 
congratulations to these fair brides and 
favored grooms. 

During the vacation days a dear company 
of little ones have come to gladden the homes 
of "old Lasell girls." On July 10, 1915, Oliver 
Fuller Eldridge was born to Mr. and Mrs. 
Albert G. Eldridge Carrie A. Fuller) ; on 
July 13, Philip John Whiteway, Jr., was 
welcomed at the home of Mr. and Mrs. P. J. 
Whiteway Dorothy Payne, '14) ; on July 19, 
Henrietta Elizabeth Schmidt was born to 
Mr. and Mrs. Frederic Becker Schmidt 'Julia 
Potter, '06) ; on July 20, Devereux Gerrard 
Hoyt was born to Mr. and Mrs. Harry O. 
Hoyt Florence Stark) ; on July 20, little 
daughter, Gertrude Marston Arey came to the 
home of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Arey Ruth 
Marston, '06 ; on August 20, Virginia Leahy 
came to gladden the home of Mr. and Mrs. 
Edward Lawrence Leahy Fern Dixon, '07) : 
on September 6, Samuel Webb Tilton was 
born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Elliott Til- 
ton Glenna Webb and Mr and Mrs. F. A. 
King (Marion MacArthur, '12 welcomed 
little Eleanor MacArthur King, on August 22. 

Lasell sends a loving welcome to each dear 
little "new comer." 

Lasell receives with open arms her latest 
new girl, wee Priscilla Winslow, Born Oct. 
8. Heartiest congratulations to our Prin- 
cipal and Mrs. Winslow, also this dear little 

Among the new members of the Faculty 
are Miss Nelson, who succeeds Miss Riker as 
assistant in Household Economics and Lela 
H. Goodall, '08 is assisting in the Mthematics 
Department, Jean McKay, another of our 
best "old girls" who comes back as instructor 
in horse back riding. Senora Belen Q. Arte- 
sani is the new instructor in Spanish and has 
already two enthusiastic classes. 

We are delighted to receive this word from 
Mr. John Taft, father of our Ethel, '08, who 
writes, "Our daughter, Ethel, has been at 
Lima, Ohio, in the Public Library, as assis- 
tant librarian for the past two years. She is 
doing very well there and if her health 
allows, she expects to take a year's course in 
special w r ork in Cleveland, Ohio. 

Jeanette Ritter Heller sends a greeting to 
Lasell telling us that her husband will start 
in September for a three year's course in 
Theological Seminary. She speaks of the 
serious illness of her little daughter, Mary 
Louise but hopes some day she will be strong 
and well and a Lasell girl. 

Julia Funkhouser Mellin exclaims, "My! 
Wouldn't I just love to see all of my old friends 
again. I do wish they could see my three 
sturdy boys and baby girl," and indeed 
friends at Lasell would be glad to see you, 
Julia. Come "home" when you can. 

Phoebe Hallock, Ruth Hall, Florence Skin- 
ner and Susan Tiffany, '15, were the guests of 
Ruth Tuthill in the early summer. It goes 
without saying that they had a delightful 
reunion and Lasell came in for her share of 
pleasant reminiscences. 

Bernadine J. Monaghan gives Jean Flem- 
ing Williams address as 1538 Saginaw St., 
Salem, Ore., and also adds the interesting 
information that Jean has three children, 
two boys and a girl. Am glad to have word 
from and about these dear "old girls." 

Mabel Sawyer Rogers, '95 sends the glad 
information that Mabel Lutes, '95, is gradu- 
ally working her way nearer Lasell. This 
winter she will teach in Springfield, Mass. 
Mabel also adds the interesting word that on 



May 14 there came to her home a little son, 
Charles Sawyer Rogers. Our congratula- 
tions to parents and small boy. 

Katherine Fassett (Mrs. John Chandler) 
whose address is Meadow brook Farm, Ster- 
ling Junction, Mass. is a friend of our new 
girl, Margaret E. Ufford?. These girls were 
friends in Spokane, Washington. 

Through the kindness of Ida R. Bushnell 
we learn that Anne Bushnell Simpson, '88, 
is in Pensacola, Florida and that she has since 
her marriage been blessed with two sons. Ida 
was glad to hear that Lulie Hogg, '88, is now 
a near neighbor of Lasell's and speaks with 
appreciation of her sister Julia, '94, who was 
at one lime Ida's roommate in the old school 
home. Ida's permanent address is 265 
Saint Paul Street, Brookline, Mass. 

Bernice Eldridge is this year a student at 
Johns Hopkins Hospital, School for Nurses, 
Baltimore, Md. We wish her success in her 
new wo k. 

Agnes Wylie West, '05, called at her school- 
home this summer and how glad we were to 
welcome her. In a note to Dr. and Mrs. 
Winslow acknowledging the receipt of the 
baby book, she writes," "It is a sweet re- 
minder of Lasell. Our two boys keep me 
very busy, but they are the greatest joy in 
the world. Best wishes to you all at Lasell. 
I shall never forget how happy were my years 

Marjorie Carleton Stewart writes a line in- 
troducing to Lasell three new girls, Jeanette 
Busey, Helen Freeman and Josephine Burt. 
Marjorie's husband is on the Faculty of the 
State University of Illinois. 

Although Mrs. Ordway is not a Lasell girl 
we feel, on account of Mr. Ordway 's associa- 
tion with our school, that we must claim wee 
Barbara born August 12, as a Lasell girl. 
Lasell's heartiest congratulations to the 
parents and little daughter. 

Among the daughters of "old Lasell girls" 
enrolled in our school this year are Judith 
Burbank, daughter of Harriet Mabel Lord and 

Bettina Hovey, daughter of Janie Field Ed- 

gerton. Twice welcome are the sisters of 
our "old girls" Virginia Moore sister of 
Carolyn Moore, '14, Helen Lesh, sister of 
Charlotte Lesh, '12. 

While in Chicago we learned that Frances 
Leavitt Patterson, '03 died in the early 
Spring very suddenly leaving a little two 
weeks old son. Her husband was on the 
hospital staff of Saint Luke's Hospital in 
Chicago. Lasell mourns the untimely death 
of this graduate and extends her sympathy 
to the bereaved family. 

One of the saddest words which came to 
Lasell during the summer was the account of 
the sudden death of Dorothy Hartshorn's, '14, 
little brother who was killed in an automobile 
accident September 15. Our tenderest sym- 
pathy to Dorothy and her family. 

Margaret Henning had a delightful trip 
over the Canadian Rockies and a fine time 
in California. She was disappointed in not 
meeting Lasell friends. 

Susan Tiffany, '15 and President Nellie 
Woodward, '15, with Mrs. Tiffany as chape- 
ron have just started on their journey to the 
golden West. We understand they go by 
automobile to Chicago and from there by 
rail to California. This ideal journey will 
extend over many months. Our best wishes 
go with these friends. 

Sophie Barrett, '14, sent a fascinating card 
from Denver Mountain Park, Colorado, 
where she and her family have been spending 
the summer. She writes with enthusiasm 
of her experiences in Colorado. 

Eleanor E. Smith was a guest this summer of 
Wilhelmina Joscelyn Swett, '13, at Newport, 
Vt. Eleanor declares "Willa" an excellent 
housekeeper and ideal hostess. In her own 
words she writes, "We had quite a reunion of 
the old Lasell girls one evening Marion New- 
land sang at the Newport Yacht Club House 
so Helen Foster, Lucille Joscelyn and myself 
went down to hear her. She sang well and 
we were proud of her. One day we went to 



Lyndonville to attend the Methodist Cam]) 
Meeting. Mr. Joscelyn preached in the 
morning and afternoon and directly after 
dinner we attended the children's meeting 
of which Lucille Joscelyn had charge. She 
enjoyed her work and how the children did 
love her." 

Since school opened our Preceptress re- 
ceived a kind message from Lael Irvine des- 
scribing a wonderful journey through the 
great West which she declares was very edu- 
cational and inspiring." She closed her 
message with — "Nothing would give me 
greater pleasure than to be with you again 
and I shall always cherish the memory of 
my one happy year at Lasell." 

Forward seems to he the watchword for 
Florence Evans, '15. In her God-speed 
message to Lasell for 1915 and 1916 she 
writes, "I have been so Lasell homesick this 
last week that I want right now to engage 
places for Ethel Murray, Doris Waller and 
myself for Commencement week. Have 
had a splendid summer this year. Am going 
over to the University twice a week for the 
course in Modern Drama and the Gymnasium 
work." She closed by wishing the very best 
year for her dear Alma Mater. 

Miss Potter was delighted with AmyTuthill 
Ruth's sister, (who was one of the California 
party.) and her friend and travelling com- 
panion Gladys Wright. They are planning to 
enter Lasell next fall and will receive cor- 
dial welcome. 

In a pleasant letter to Maude Hayden, 
Rose Hoefflin writes from her Iowa home. "I 
am glad I had one year of Lasell life — a year 
never to be forgotten. My heartiest wishes 
for a happy and successful year. God bless 
the class of 1916." 

Mabelle Whitney, '03, was "on hand" at 
the opening of school and we greatly appre- 
ciate her unfailing kindness in coming to us 
each fall to help welcome the new girls. 

Sophie Wendt and Mabel Jones, '14, were 
also among our earliest and most welcome 

Lurella Krentlerand Lucy L.Terry were Hast 
attending the wedding of Grace Alexander, 
'12 and took time to visit Lasell. We greatly 
appreciate their coming and thank them for 
their loyalty to the old school home. 

Hazel Carey Adam, '05, was a recent guest 
of Helen Carter Marcy, '06 and dropped in 
upon us unexpectedly. Hazel looks just 
about as young as on the day of her gradua- 
tion but tells us that her two daughters, the 
oldest eight years old, are attending school. 
We have to believe her, as to dates and ages, 
but find it difficult! 

Carolyn Moore, '14, came with her sister 
at the opening of school. We wish we could 
have kept her for a post graduate course, but 
thank her for leaving such a fine substitute. 

Ida Jones, '05, came out of her way to 
spend a night in Auburndale and visit Lasell. 
We have not quite forgiven her for treating 
us so formally, in other words putting up at 
the Inn instead of coming right "home." 
However, we were more than glad to catch 
even a brief glimpse of this dear "old girl." 

Emily Shift Dunn came back to Auburn- 
dale for eight weeks this summer in order to 
be with Martha Ransom and wa ; kind enough 
occasionally to visit Lasell. 

Miss Anna Raymond, instructor in Latin 
at Lasell for the past two years is now en- 
joying her position in Beaver College, Beaver, 
Pa. Lasell best wishes follow her. 

We are all glad to welcome back Miss 
Irwin who will resume her work as in- 
structor in Latin. 

During the opening days of the school 
year we were gladdened by an occasional 
glimpse of Mrs. Charles C. Bragdon. wife of 
our Principal Emeritus. Mrs. Bragdon 
and Miss Ransom have recently started for 
California but will stop en route in Williams- 
port, Pa., where they will be the guests of 
Sarah Ransom Hazelet. 

In her cordial message to Doctor Winslow, 
Callie Le Seure, '03, reports a delightful 
summer spent in Xew England in company 
with her father and mother. She stopped in 



Hartford long enough to have a pleasant 
visit with Bertha Hayden King, '03, and her 
two beautiful children. 

Mabel Case Viol, '94, was fortunate in 
meeting a number of Lasell folk during her 
Western trip. She tells of a very pleasant 
call from "Dr. Bragdon and Belle" in Los 
Angeles. In Sand Lake, Michigan, she spent 
two days with her old Lasell roommate, 
Mollie Taylor Rathbun and "saw five of her 
six children" — one of the little group was 
away camping. In Seattle, Mabel was 
fortunate in meeting again June Hoyt 
Moore. In Portland she writes, "we had 
less than twenty-four hours but managed to 
see Carrie Steel Ewing, '95, who motored 
around the boulevards with us and took us 
to see her sister Josephine who was also at 
Lasell "in my day." Through Dr. YYinslow's 
courtesy the Secretary of the Portland Lasell 
Club was informed of my coming and very 
graciously offered to serve me, but un- 
fortunately I did not receive her note until I 
reached San Francisco." 

To Dr. and Mrs. Winslow in her note ac- 
knowledging the receipt of the Lasell Baby 
Book, Dorothy Payne Whiteway, '14, refers 
to her fine big boy as one of the best babies 
in the world." 

Constance Davis is Secretary of the Lasell 
Portland, Oregon Club and reports a won- 
derfully successful "getting together" of old 
"old Lasell girls" at their first meeting. 
Mrs. Clara Steel Ewing, '95, was 
elected President and Marjorie Read business 
manager." One of the most hospitable and 
unique decisions of this young club Constance 
expresses in the following words: "We are 
to be always ready to entertain any who may 
come to Portland from Lasell, especially the 
teachers. We will deem it a favor if you, 
knowing of any teacher passing thru Port- 
land will tell them of our club and give them 
our President's or Secretary's address." She 
speaks of Lillian Buehner Ladd's little daugh- 
ter, now three months old. We shall await 
with interest the name of this little Oregon 
girl. The following Lasell girls were present: 

Caroline Steel Ewing, '95, Eila Patterson 
Rogers, '05, Margarita Bcuhner Sailor, '06, 
Meta Bcuhner Noble, '()(), Marie Cogswell 
Gelinsky, '00, Josephine Steel (Mrs. Charles 
Warrens), Clara Lewis (Mrs. S. F. Owen), 
Helen B. Danforth Mrs. C. B. Baker), Helen 
N. Brooks (Mrs. Herbert Bradley, Marjorie 
Read, Rachel Chambers, Nettie Roulston, 
Lillian Buehner Ladd, Lucile L. Lothrop(Mrs. 
H. 1). Haley) . 

Many Lasell girls of recent day. will 
remember Helen Greene, Doctor Winslow's 
secretary, and will be interested to learn of 
her happy marriage which occurred on Wed- 
nesday, September 15, to Mr. Percy Brooks 
Hussey at Loudon, N. H. Mr. Hussey is 
District Supervisor of the New England Tele- 
phone Company. 

Ida R. Laubenstein, '15, reports a very en- 
joyable summer. She writes, "Martha 
Schumann was with me during the month of 
July and Sara Lane during August." She 
closed by wishing the school the very best 
success during the coming year. 

Olive Bates Dumas, '10, writes with en- 
thusiasm from her new home and promises 
later a snap shot of her home and husband. 

The engagement of Anne F. Merrill, '12, to 
Edward W. David of Germantown, Pa., was 
announced on Oct. 18. 


Our Westward-Ho trip was interrupted, 
but as long as it lasted it took us through a 
zone rich in friendly Lasell girls. 

While in Chicago enroute to and from Minn- 
eapolis we tried to get in touch with Mary and 
Dora Goodwillie, but were disappointed, for 
both times they were "down East." Many of 
the other Chicago "old girls" were a-field. 
However, to her surprise and our delight 
we located Ruth Ketcham, '13, at study in the 
"Gregg School." 

Julia Potter Schmidt, '06, was our Chicago 
hostess. Were it not a case of being "in the 
family" we would like to say some very nice 
things about Julia, her husband, and precious 
baby daughter. 



We frequently visited Lillie Potter in the 
Presbyterian Hospital, where she was con- 
valescing from a serious operation, and prov- 
ing herself a very brave and patient invalid. 

In Evanston we were the guests of Mabel, 
Ida and Florence Jones. Margaret was tem- 
porarily with the "down East" folks. That 
was a never to be forgotten day spent in their 
ideal home, made so by the presence of Mr. 
and Mrs. Jones as well as the dear girls. 

It was vacation time for the rest of us, but 
Frances Bragdon, '05, was busy serving as 
Private Secretary to one of the heads of the 
Northwestern University. 

While at Frances' home her cousin, Rebec- 
ca Shepherd, dropped in and we had a friendly 
visit. We had not met since "before the War" 
which means the summer of 1°14 when we 
were together in Venice. 

Leaving the girls we crossed the street to the 
Bragdon homestead where we found Mrs. 
Shepherd with whom we enjoyed a real Lasell 
chat. Part of the time was spent in her de- 
lightful old garden with its attractive new 

Our July journey between Chicago and 
Minneapolis was made comfortable in steam 
heated cars, just think of that! 

Shortly after reaching this twin city, we 
had a chance meeting with Mary Taylor, and 
her mother. Later we called at Mary's home 
which overlooks lovely Lake Calhoun and 
the same day tried to find Marguerite Owen, 
but were disappointed. W'e heard some very 
nice things about Mary's work in the State 
I niversity. 

Under the guidance of Mary Potter Mc- 
Conn, '05, the President of the Minnesota 
Lasell Club, we called at the homes of many 
"old girls." 

W'e found Eleanor Warner Salisbury living 
in a very attractive home not far from Lake 
of the Isles. Her two dear baby boys sort of 
"took to us" at once and thereupon promptly 
preempted a warm corner in our hearts. 
Eleanor is a model housekeeper as well as 

Dorothy Chaffee Stroud seems not a day 
older than when student at Lasell. Her little 
daughter is a beauty and looks like her mother! 
We hope this is satisfactory to Mr. Stroud whom 
we were sorry not to meet. 

There is no more loyal or enthusiastic 
Lasell girls in Minneapolis or any where else, 
than Bertha Lillibridge Merrill. Although 
not of our day, my niece and I both wanted 
to claim her. We shall not soon forget her 
dear children, two girls and a boy; her de- 
served tributes to Miss Carpenter and Dr. 
Bragdon and the pleasant picture of her as we 
saw her in the beautiful Minneapolis home. 

We are moved to call Mrs. Lucy Rogers 
Gove "the first lady" of the Minneapolis 
Lasell group. She was graduated from 
Lasell in 1860. Intensely interesting were 
her stories of Lasell in olden times and also 
of the "village of Minneaplis" as she found 
it fifty-five years ago. 

Myra Schofield Magnuson is a near and 
friendly neighbor of Mrs. Gove. Myra — ■ 
too, introduced us to a shy winsome little 
lassie, her daughter, we were sorry to miss 
the rest of the family. 

Minnie Trimble is one of the busiest and 
happiest women in Minneapolis. She is now 
Executive Secretary of the Minnesota Wo- 
man's Suffrage League. 

Katherine Wmeeler, '04, Marion Joslin, '12, 
and Edith W^aller, Bermund '15, were away, so 
toour regret were Mrs. Washington Yale (May 
Emery, '98,) and the Christensen sisters. 

We found dear Mrs. Burnett, Alleda, and 
their guest, Hannah Bingaman, '14, at home. 
We had a typical Lasell conversation. In 
the midst of our visit a stalwart attractive 
young man appeared whom A. declared was 
"a cousin." This was no doubt true as far 
as she was concerned. We sensed the situa- 
tion and made a quick departure in favor of 
"the cousin." 

Elizabeth House McMillan came over to 
Minneapolis one day and lunched with us. 
We told her Lasell news and she in turn 
answered a lot of questions relative to her 



happy family. We were especially Interested 
in the newest member, a clear little daughter. 

Barbara 'and Nell Jones' sister, Mrs. Allan 
D. Albert is a resident of Minneapolis. 
We can't claim her as a real Lasell girl 
but have adopted her. Her husband, Mr. 
Albert is called "the most eloquent speaker in 
the twin cities." We were favored in listen- 
ing to some of his inspiring messages. 

Dear Minnesota girls, Lasell is content to 
leave her reputation in your safe hands. 
Come back to the school home as often as 
possible. L. R. P. 



All "95" 's on your report card. 

"Sister" Lawton and Phyllis Lang in last 
year's styles. 

Carol Rice with curly hair. 

"Sis" Frankel with long dresses on. 

Katherine Dearborn "on restriction." 

Greater contrast than Edith Babcock's 
stockings and ties. 

Mervelle Gratz with the same dress on 
two days running. 

Miss Nelson in a bad humor. 

A dignified Senior. 

A basket ball score like this: Lasell, 15 — 
Radcliffe, 7. 

Silence in 70. 

A full mail box. 

No assignment in Senior Bible. 

Senior: "When I graduate, I shall step into 
a position of $20,000 per." 
Freshman: — "Per what?" 
Senior: — "Perhaps." 

Tired Student : — "I guess I'll take a nap. 
Roommate — "Where to?" 

Mid, on canoe trip. — "I guess I'll hit that 

Fran: — "Be sure you don't turn turtle.' 


After having been promised that drinking 
water was just ahead, and having padlled for 
fifteen minutes, Mabel dropped this remark: 
"I guess it'll be Winter before the Spring." 

Helen Bauman doesn't mind taking a 
chance at guessing but we hope most mem- 
bers of XIX Century History are better 

Miss Rand asked how many there were in 
the Bastille when it was taken and H. B. said 
about 14,000. Really there were about 7. 

Pretty good, Helen! 

We wonder what the new girls think the 
Student Council is. 

The other day a girl asked whether the 
teacher who caught her out of her room dur- 
ing study hour would report her to the Stu- 
dent Council? 

Another asked what you did to join? 

Let us hope that after a year in our splendid 
cooking course, a girl won't ask, "Which is the 
yolk of this egg? This white part?" 

After seeing the decoration which Mervelle 
wore over her eye the other evening, we won- 
der what sort of barbarians Bancroft con- 

Miss Dolley to New Girl : " If you wish light 
extension, you should come to me." 

New Girl: "The man has already been here 
and extended my light." 

We are glad to acknowledge the following 
June Exchanges: — 

Alpha, New Bedford H. S.; Wise Acres; 
Gale Pennant, Galesville, Wis. ; Echoes, Fort 
Lee, N. J.; The Forum, Lockport, H. S.; The 
Monroe H. S. Bugle Osceole, Ark.; Grotonian, 
Groton, Mass.; Mirror, Central H. S. Birm- 
ingham, Ala.; Aegis, Beverly H. S. Mass; 
Abbott Observer, Farmington, Me.; Jabber- 
wock, Girls' Latin School, Boston; Thyme and 
Lavendar, Drew Seminary, Carmel, N. Y. ; 
Now and Then, St. Paul Academy, Minn.; 
The World, St. Paul, Minn.; Shucis, Sche- 
nectady, N. Y.;Bon Bon, Greenfield, H. S. 
Mass.; Goldenrod, Wayne, Ind.; K. H. S. 
Record, Kingfield, Me.; Hillbilly, Somerville 
H. S. Radiator, Mass. ; Keene Kronicle, 
Keene, X. H.; Echo, Gouverneur, N. Y. ; 
Sassamon, Natick, Mass.; Lawrence H. S. 
Bidletin, and the following September issues: 

The X-Ray, Anderson, Ind.; Artisan, 
Bridgeport, Conn; and Sharps and Flats, 
Cincinnati, Ohio. 

The World, St. Paul, Minn;— Your June 
number is one of the most interesting ex- 
changes that we have ever seen. The cover 
is very effective. The illustrations of your 
stories are of a sort seldom seen and show 
good spirit. But why not have the Exchange 

column come up to the rest of the paper, and 
enlarge it? 

The Shucis — You, also, have a very pleasing 
cover. The photographs add greatly to the 
paper's attractiveness. The story, "Pray You, 
Love, Remember," is a clever one. 

The X-Ray, Anderson, Ind. — Your paper is 
interesting and the cuts are good. Your joke 
department is very full and is a great source 
of enjoyment. 

The Purple and Gold — Don't you think that 
a few cuts combined with your photographs 
will make your paper more interesting? Also 
a few stories would help. 

Lost! — Several good cuts from department 
heads. Finder please return to the Dial, 
Brattleboro, Vermont. 

Thyme and Lavendar, Carmel, N. Y. — You 
also lack cuts. Don't you think they would 
add a great deal to your paper? 

Now and Then, St. Paul, Minn. — What a 
fine lot of stories you have! Your material 
is excellent, in fact, all the way through. The 
paper is good and very well printed. 

Grotonian, Groton, Mass. — Your photo- 
graphs are numerous and good but some of 
them might be printed better. "Movie 
Making and Movie Taking" is very enter- 



Abbott Observer We are very glad to have 
your paper among our exchanges as it is one 
oi the best. Your cuts arc- excellently drawn 
as well as full of spirit. 


Lasell Leaves— Yow paper is one of the 
best that we received. Your cover is always 
attractive, but it is unusually so this month. 
All the departments arc well-written and the 
cuts, of which there are always a large num- 
ber, add a great deal of interest to the paper. 
On the whole it is a paper which is interesting 
not only to the students, but to others as 
well. — The Aegis. 

Lasell Leaves — The artistic cover design led 
us to expect much from within and we are 
pleased to say that our expectations were 
amply fulfilled. Your numerous pictures 
should add to the local interest in your paper. 
—The Echo, Gouverneur, N. Y. 

Lasell Leaves — This is an interesting and 
attractive magazine. A little more material 
of a serious character would be an improve- 
ment. — Sharps and Flats. 

Lasell Leaves — Yours is one of the best 
papers we have received this year! Your 
cover design is very attractive and your cuts 
suggestive. Your exchange editor might give 
more space to criticism. — Gale Pennant. 

Lasell Leaves — Your Easter number has its 
usual attractive appearance. The metrical 
translation of "Dido's Curse" is excellent. We 
have vainly searched your exchange column 
for a criticism of our paper. Your estimate 
of our attempts would be much appreciated. — 
Abbott Observer. 

From Auburndale, Mass., comes the Lasell 
Leaves, put out by a board of editors of young 
women. It shows a whole lot of work and 
spirit. "Only a Golf Ball," for a light story, 
is very well written. The large number of 
pictures adds life and interest to your paper. 
You certainly do have some good times in 
school. May we see your next issue? — The 

Lasell Leaves You have a very attractive 
paper. Your clever cuts and photographs 
add wonderfully to its appearance. Your 
stories are above the average that we re- 
ceive. — The Forum. 

A paper that a stranger reads with great 
interest is Lasell Leaves, Auburndale, Mass.— 

Lasell Leaves — All your departments arc 
good. Your criticisms of exchange are ex- 
cellent. Wise Acres. 


"In India a man out of one cask may not 
marry a woman out of another cask." 

"Benjamin Franklin is the founder of 

"Tennyson wrote in Memorandum." 

"Ben Johnson is one of the three highest 
mountains in Scotland." 

"The spoils system is the place where 
spoiled things and waste are kept. The 
board of health has largely taken the place 
of this." 

"Queen Elizabeth was a charming cro- 

"A deacon is the lowest kind of Christian." 

"Lord Raleigh was the first man to see the 
invisible Armanda." 


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" Once a Lasell girl, always a Lasell girl " 





One of her mottoes, 
It's the song ye sing 
And the smiles ye wear 

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That's a-makin' 
The sun shine 

— James Whitcomb Riley 


One year ago Miss Xutt's greeting was 
sent to you through the Supplement, this 
month it is our sad privilege to chronicle the 
going home of our "dear Miss Xutt" who for 
twenty-four years has been not only our nurse 
but our friend. We miss her sweet face and 
cheery laugh in our midst and her passing at 
all hours of the day and night with some bit 
of refreshment in her hand for the girl who 

needed her, and the alertness with which she 
looked for some game or bit of reading to 
brighten the long hours spent in "61." In 
sickness or in health she cared for us. 

When she left Lasell a few days before 
Commencement for a much needed rest at 
the home of her sister, Mrs. Whitney, we 
little dreamed she would never return. 

Everything was done for her comfort that 










love and skill could suggest but the summer 
days did not bring back the expected strength 
and old-time energy and alter weeks of suf- 
fering she went to her well-earned reward. 
Like Mi-s Carpenter whom she loved 
much she did not wish to make an}- trouble 
or cause any sorrow so, just before the open- 
ing of school, on September seventeenth the 
end came. The funeral services were at her 
sister's home in Newton in charge of her 
pastor, Dr. Butters, and Dr. McClure and 
on the following day she was carried to Mont- 
pelier, where in the shadow of the Vermont 
hills which were always her inspiration she 

Among the profusion of flowers were those 
from the Lasell faculty and friends, the 
La-ell Alumnae Association and the employ- 
ees. Her room at Lasell was filled with 
flowers on the opening day of school. 

In the last days of life her mind turned 
constantly to her work of many years but 
when tempted to worry about it she would 
quote Miss Carpenter's words in the same 
situation and be content. "It isn't my work 
any more." 

Lillian M. Packard. 


When Principal Charles C. Bragdon, of 
Pasadena, Cal., so long at the head of our 
seminary, heard that she had gone home, he 
telegraphed the editor of Z ion's Herald this 
expressive tribute: 

"Mary L. Nutt was a rare woman, and of 
a kind that is becoming rarer — too rare — in 
this our compromising day, for she not only 
would not compromise but she never had par- 
ley with the thought of it. Straight laced 
perhaps — some who did not know her would 
have called her so — but she was so sweet in 
her soul and body, so loving in her thinking, 
so gracious in her doings that one could 
never see the lacing for the curves. Her 
religion was no garment; it was herself. 
If ever the 'love' of the best chapter in the 

dear old book was incarnated in a human form, 
the name that form bore in its earthly 
manifestation was Mary L. Nutt. There 
was one other long ago translated to her nat- 
ural home, and of her Miss Nutt often made 
me think. I used often to look after her 
as she went about her unselfish, cheer-giving 
work at Lasell, look and wonder, and as I 
looked peace would come to me, no matter 
in what perplexing stress of circumstances 
I might be. The whole family of Lasell 
all over this land will sorrow as for the loss 
of a personal friend, but will feel that she 
has gone to her rightful home. Dear Miss 
Nutt, it is not given to many to be loved and 
reverenced as you were and always will be. 
You don't need us; but how can we get along 
without you?" 


"Most modest of friends, and yet what a 
power for righteousness she was in our school- 
home, this dear 'Saint Mary' as our principal 
emeritus sometimes called her! Once dur- 
ing her recent days of suffering a basket of 
lovely roses was brought to her bedside and 
with it this message from two of her devoted 
Lasell girls, 'With dearest love, best of best 
friends! And may the blossoms help just a 
little.' Yes, that was it — best of friends to 
each and all of us. Nursing was only a part 
of Miss Nutt's life-work at Lasell; and who 
can rightly estimate her labor of love, her 
selfless service all through these years? This 
beautiful friend of ours, now stooping to 
bind up with skill and tenderness the wounds 
of some injured girl, and again slipping into 
the room of a discouraged pupil, and by wise 
and loving counsel and in her own blessedly 
optimistic way, heartening the discouraged 
one or moving the wrongdoer to try again, 
how easy it was for her to do for others, this 
friend who had 'learned to live richly be- 
cause she richly gave!' Some have been con- 
tent to be known as 'the friend of little chil- 



dren.' This she was, but more than this, 
old as well as young coveted and found an 
abiding place in her great, loving heart. 
Devoting herself with rare conscientiousness 
to her professional duties, she kepi in touch, 
also, -with the world movements. Her 
training at Mount Holyoke College and sub- 
sequent years as a teacher, together with a 
natural love for literature, made her a valuable 
counselor to more than one puzzled pupil. 
Sorely shall we miss her gracious, loving 
presence, but we must go on courageously 
without her, if we would still be worthy of the 
friendship of this best of friends. What was 
the secret of her sweetness and strength? 
'She thought on the things that were just and 
pure and lovely and of good report, and the 
God of peace was with her.' " 


For the Faculty 
"Oh, wake her not with any tears 
From out her miracle of rest; 
She sleeps with all her perfect years 
Laid whitely at her breast. 
And so, farewell! For Love and Hope 
Shall stand as angels round her tomb; 
But, ah, to bear the silent house, 
The aching, empty room!" 

Our Comforting Sister, as one among us 
called her, who for years so long and so 
sweet with her dear presence stood ever ready 
to help, to soothe, to bind up, to heal us in 
our various bodily ills — where is she? We 
pass the door of the room for so many months 
and years made sunny with her cheery 
smile and welcoming voice, and in its ap- 
pointments so vocal of her tastes and of her 
affections, and, looking in, see not the gentle 
face of our friend, nor hear her hospitably 
urgent, "Oh, do come in!" Yet scarce it 
seems that she has gone, not to return; more 
that she has but stepped over to one of the 
cottages to lend her sympathetic aid to some 
one of the girls who needs her helpful minis- 
tries; or, possibly, has slipped into Miss 
Potter's room a moment for a wee dish of 
gossip or other friendly chat; or, maybe, has 
gone for another taste of home joys to New- 

ion, to see her dearly loved sister there. Only 
the swift-loot months can leach us that we 
shall see her no more in her accustomed place 
among us. The precious fragrance of her 
beloved presence is all about us. Surely she 
has had a royal welcome to her Father's 
House, for which her quiet, consistent, loving, 
and devoted life has for so long been preparing 
her. And so she has gone from us, love- 
enfolded every step of the way, even down 
into the Shadowy Vale, where but for His 
presence each must walk alone. We know 
she did not fear the journey, and are com- 
forted. We do not need to cast up the 
account of her dear qualities and perfections; 
we know them too well. Other hands may 
clo her work, but none can take her place 
with us; she will abide, ens! rined in our 
hearts forever. 

From her favorite Cahniar 


You lay your hand on my aching brow, 
Softly so! And the pain grows still. 
The moisture clings to your soothing palm, 
And I sleep because you will. 

1 forget you are here? Tis the darkness hides. 
You are always here and my needs you know, 
You tide me over the long, long nights. 
To the shores of the morning glow. 

So God's hand touches the aching soul, 
Softly, so! And the pain grows still, 
All griefs and woe from the soul He draws, 
And we rest because He wills. 

We forget, and yet He is always here! 
He knows our needs and He heeds our sighs, 
No night so long, but He soothes and stills 
Till the dawn light rims the skies. 

Charles P. Cleaves. 


We are thinking to-day of a beautiful life 
and her memory is more precious than gold. 
No eulogy is needed and extravagant praise 
would be out of harmony with her modest 
estimate of herself and her abilities. In 
spite of her spirit of self-effacement it 
is given few -women to hold such a 
place in the affection of those who 



knew her. She had an attractive face, re- 
fined manners, the education and the culture 
that enabled her to do beautiful things in a 
beautiful way. 

She was trained for teaching and had the 
teacher's gift, but she will be longest remem- 
bered by her ministering service at Lasell 
Seminary. The girls respected, trusted and 
loved her and the influence of her strong 
Christian character has gone all over this 
world. She was unusually well endowed with 
tact and this gift enabled her to do what lew 
are able, for she spoke with authority be- 
cause she had wisdom, prudence and unusual 
common sense back of her directions. We 
can hear the sweet cadence ot her voice as 
she quietly expressed her opinion, lor she 
was independent in her thinking and always 
had a reason for her strong conviction. 

It was her natural Christian faith that 
made her life so rich and so strong. She 
knew whereof she spoke and her confidence 
strengthened the faith of those who came 
under her influence. There was no narrow- 
ness or bigotry in her religion, for she knew 
the truth has many manifestations. Her 
interests were world wide and she had 
well informed herself concerning the great 
missionary enterprises of the Christian 

She was charitable in her judgments of 
people and considerate of the feelings of her 
associates and friends. Her face revealed 
the depth of her nature and her poise and 
dignity have helped many keep the true 
equilibrium. She was a rare soul. She did 
a great work in an easy and quiet way. She 
was more anxious to do good things than to 
remember that she had done them. She was 
constantly doing good and her life plainly 
revealed that to her the greatest thing in all 
the world is goodness. 

We are glad that we have known her, proud 
that she was our friend and know she will 
give us a joyous welcome in "that land that 
is fairer than day." 


God had especially fitted her for the ideal 
service which she rendered for nearly a 
quarter of a century to the "girls" at Lasell 
Seminary. She was more than nurse to 
them; she was their best friend, comforter, 
and needed helper. She "mothered" them 
and was never content until she had rendered 
the last service possible to them. All over 
this land Lasell girls will shed tears as they 
learn she has been translated. But not for 
her, because if ever soul went home to heaven- 
ly glories, bliss, and rest, Mary Nutt did. 
Every one who knew her loved her, especially 
the principal and associate teachers at Lasell 
Seminars'. Zion's Herald 


I am so grateful that I have known her 
and loved her, oh, to have had her for a friend 
makes my heart glad, but how I shall miss 
her. The world is poorer." 

"If only all those she has helped could do as 
much for her now, how well she would be." 
A summer letter. 

"Miss Nutt is at rest and I know she is 
happy — Heaven will just be her element." 

"How I wish I could have done something 
for her in her last days. She was one of the 
dearest women I have ever known and I re- 
gret so much that she was never able to visit 
me. I alw ? ays counted her as a very dear 
friend. When Mollie and I visited Lasell 
two years ago she w r as very sweet and lovely to 
us and seemed so well then that I cannot be- 
lieve she has gone." 

"Can you possibly imagine how disap- 
pointed I was and how grieved to know that 
you were suffering at all when I so eagerly 
looked for you yesterday morning? I 
don't believe your dear modest mind could 
dream of the great void your absence made 
in the Commencement Day pleasures and 
you might have been surprised to hear the 
hundreds of questions concerning you al- 



though you must know how every Lasell girl "To me there is something beautiful in her 

loves you." Written to Miss Mutt the day going in the full vigor of her mental powers 

following last Commencement by the secretary and before she had laid off the harness. She 

ol the Lasell Alumnae Association. has left a void it will be hard to fill." 


Kindness of her sister, Mrs. W. L. Whitney 
To main- of her friends as well as relatives 
she was "Aunt Mary" but to us she was al- 
ways "dear Miss Nutt." 

"Oh the precious legacy of her beautiful 
life that she has left to those that love her 
and who was there that did not. This is her 
Coronation Day." 

She has just written me that she has signed 
her agreement to return to Lasell for the 
twenty-fifth year and adds, "you know how 
glad I am to be wanted.' Of course she was 

Mt. Holyoke Association of Boston. — 
"Our Association has lost a faithful member 
and we assure you of our sympathy and 

She was alw r ays interested in Montpelier 
Seminary which was near her home and one 
of the students of those days w r rites to her 
sister, "I want to tell you with what pleasure 
I look back to the days at the seminary or 
the days at church while I w r as there for your 
sister never failed to speak with me — always 
with a smile and a handshake that lingered 
in my day — because very few of the down- 
town people greeted the students from day-to- 

"To my mind she was a rare character." 
"Her life was her eulogy and a beautiful 
one it was in all its simplicity and sw : eetness 
of unselfish sacrifice. I knew r I loved her but 
how much more I loved her than I knew." 

From the president of the Daughters of 
Vermont. "I have always enjoyed meeting 
her from time to time at our meetings. I 
always wanted to see her more often and to 
know her better." 

"Aunt Mary always gives such an ex- 
quisitely 'personal touch to her love for 


"Mercy to me." 

"Est-il possible?" 

"What can I do for you?" 

"Have you your rubbers on?" 

"I'll stay with you tonight." 

"My dear, have you taken your medicine?" 

"Come in my room and I'll make you a glass 

of lemonade." 

"How can you afford it?" 

"I am thankful." 

Miss Nutt always had such an interest in 
this little one and his mother Mae Chisholm 
that we are glad to print his picture in this 





Since the last Supplement another Com- 
mencement has come and gone. In some 
respects it was the best one we have ever had. 
The homecoming of the alumnae and old 
girls was a great feature of the week. More 
than one hundred and fifty were with us and 
a good time they certainly had. The com- 
mittee appointed from the alumnae associa- 
tion aroused enthusiasm in many ways and 
were continued with some necessary changes 
another year. The detailed report was given 
in the Lasell Leaves for June. 


This Club was formally organized in Port" 
land, Oregon, May fifteenth, at the luncheon 
held at Hotel Benson. Much credit is due 
to the youngest members, Constance Davis 
and Marjorie Read. There were several 
girls whose addresses were not secured in time 
but the list is now complete. The following 
list of officers were elected: 

President, Mrs. Caroline Steel Ewing. 

Secretary-Treasurer, Miss Constance Davis. 

Business Manager, Miss Marjorie Read. 

Everyone was very enthusiastic over the 
club. We print the names of those who were 

Caroline Steel Ewing; Josephine Steel 
Warrens; Mrs. Nellie Brooks Bradley; Mrs. 
Clara Lewis Owen; Lillian Buehner Ladd; 
Marie Cogswell Gelinski; Helen Danforth 
Baker; Margarita Buehner Sailor; Eila Pat- 
terson Rodgers; Rachael Chambers; Con- 
stance Davis; Marjorie Read; Nettie Roul- 
stone; Meta Buehner Noble. 


It will be of interest to some of you to know 
that according to the annual report of the 
Massachusetts State Federation of Women's 
Clubs Lasell stands at the head in the giving 
of money for the hospital relief work in Paris, 
and the Auburndale Women's Club comes 

Many of our girls will find two of their 
friends in this picture. This is on the grounds 
of Mr. and Mrs. Shepherd's present home in 
Evanston, Illinois. The pergola Mr. Shep- 
herd has recently built and its picturesque- 
ness shows the same artistic skill which he so 
often showed in his days at Lasell. Their 
daughter "Bessie" is now teaching in Cirton 

Our sympathy goes out to Emma Barnum 
Riggs, one of our girls, w r hose husband is the 
president of Euphrates College, Harpoot, 
Turkey. At this school the Turkish atroci- 
ties have been frightful if the daily papers are 
correct. Four of the professors have lost 
their lives and two-thirds of the children in 
the school have suffered in one way or an- 

Dr. Bragdon has prepared a printed list of 
"Lasellians on the Pacific Coast." Those of 
us who have to do with lists know the dif- 
ficulties of such an undertaking and we ap- 
preciate this work very much. It will give 
the girls on the Pacific coast a much better 
chance to know each other. 

Mabel Falley DeVona of Saint Clair, Mich. 
has recently had two articles accepted by the 
Atlantic. We shall certainly watch for them. 
Ethel Taft is now Assistant Librarian in the 
Public Library at Lima, Ohio. 



Etta Wolfe Whiting writes in a letter to 
Dr. Bragdon: "My husband has entered the 
United Slates Indian service. He was ap- 
pointed in June and we have been here Salt 
River, Arizona since June. The Indians on this 
reservation are the Pimas, Maricopas and the 
old Apaches we heard so much about; only 
there are only a few old ones left, one named 
"Coffee-pot" has a medal from General Grant 
for scout work. We like it very well here. 
Stanley is line and well and will he five next 
month. There is the dearest place in my 
heart for Lasell." 

"Lasell has taught me that Busy-ness is 
Happiness." This is what Helen Benson 
writes w r hen asking for her credentials for the 
University of Minnesota. She is wishing that 
she might spend another year at Lasell. 

Mabel Lutes is to be the supervisor of the 
Domestic Science Department in the Techni- 
cal High School at Springfield, Mass., this 
coming year. Since leaving Lasell she has 
taken her B. S. degree from Columbia Uni- 
versity, taught eight years in Memphis, Tenn. 
then returned for post-graduate work at Co- 
lumbia, taking her M. A. degree. We do not 
wonder that she says "I am crazy about my 

The popular magazine, Good Housekeeping, 
should have a double interest for Lasell girls 
for one department is conducted by Dr. Woods 
Hutchinson, the husband of Cornelia Wil- 
liams, '86, and another one by Mrs. Ida 
Cogswell Bailey Allen, the daughter of our 
Ida Cogswell Bailey. 

In an attractive pamphlet issued at the last 
Commencement at Harvard University 
under the caption 'Academic Distinctions" 
we find the name of Robert Walston Chubb. 
His thesis was a study of "The Workingman 
of Boston." He is the son of Lou Walston 
'85. How proud she would have been of 

Mr. Jerome Eddy and Mr. Charles Talbot 
sons of Lu Orrell Eddy and Eva Stiles Buchet 
called at the seminary at different limes this 
summer that they might sec their mothers' 
school home, of which they had heard so 
much. Mr. Eddy studied at Cambridge, 
England and Mr. Talbot had been in educa- 
tional work in the middle west. We should 
enjoy more of such calls. 


The Lasell Leaves now contains more news 
about the "old girls" than ever before. The 
only way to keep in touch with Lasell is to 
subscribe to the Leaves. Send in your sub- 
scription at once. One dollar a yea'. Ad- 
dress all communications to the Subscription 
Manager, Lasell Leaves, Auburndale, Mass. 



Our Misses Clothing Section 
Appeals to College Girls 

Up-to-date, that's the word that 
best describes this part of our bus- 
iness. The buyer is in New York 
practically every week and sees 
and buys the new things. Pur- 
chasing only one or two of a 
style guarantees exclusiveness. 

Jordan Marsh Company 



Styles /SHOES 


To increasing numbers the words 
mous with COMFORT. Its flexibility, 
permitting free action to the muscles of 
the foot, tends to their strengthening. 

Modified Plastics for those 
not wishing the full models 

Thayer, McNeil Company 

47 Temple Place 15 West Street 

Ultra an 

d Conservative Styles that Delight 





Furs Accessories 


Mill'nery of 


Waists all kinds 

C. F 

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Chauncy and Boston 


Streets Mass. 








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attendants cauiteouA and intelli- 
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are cordially invited to visit the new 

Delicatessen Store 

Commonwealth Avenue and Lexington St. 

Here you will find the choicest home-made 
cakes and candies, sandwiches, ice cream 
and other delicacies. 


Dealers in Foreign and Domestic Fruits, 
Confectionery, Cigars and Tobacco. 


Tel. Con. 1275 N. W. 

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anb a corbtal tnbttatton to make our sfjop pour 
fjeabguarter£ anb meeting place totjen tn 

gou totll ftnb our lotation central anb our 
attenbante courteous;. 

i|ougf)ton=<6omep Co. 

#arfe Street Cfjurch 


119 Cremont Street, Boston 

You and your friends are welcome 
to the 


Steak and Chicken Dinners 


Automobile and week-end parties Accommodated 
Tel. Wellesley 21050 



Solid gold and sterling novelties 
College and Society Emblems 




When Yen Visit Lasell Stop at 


Formerly Nye Park Inn 


Between the Seminary and Station 



Pinkham & Smith 

Prescription Opticians and 
Photographic Supplies 

We invite you to visit us when in 

need of our products. We supply 

the Best at Moderate Cost 

288-290 Boylston Street 

13 V 2 Bromfield Street 



To the Students and Faculty 
of Lasell Seminary 

You are invited to use the Auburndale office of 
the Newton Trust Company whenever you find it 
convenient. We would like to carry an account 
for you on our ledgers — receiving deposits and 
cashing your checks any time during banking 
hours. It will be a convenient way of keeping 
your cash account. 


Newton Trust Company 

Auburndale Office 

Hours 8-2. Sat. 8-12 

339 Auburn Street 

Tel. Newton North 2640 







In black and all colors to match any 
shoe or gown. Cotton toe, sole and 
high spliced heel, reinforced garter 

Postage prepaid anywhere. 


Dexter Building 





Is one thing of which 
the world never has 

Kornfeld's Millinery 

is another 

Sixty-five to Sixty-nine Summer St. 
Boston Mass, 




New Fall Styles 
2 J ™d 35 

Unusually smart in outline, with youth- 
ful touches which distinguish them from 
the more conservative lines in women's 

Broadcloths, Wool Velours, Serges and 
more than a dozen other materials, many 
fur trimmed. 

Cftanbler & Companp 

151 Fremont Street, Jgoston 



Send for new Fall Booklet 




Serge Middy Suits 

Separate Skirts 

Latest Models in Sport Coats 

Sweaters — Bloomers — Scarfs 

Toques, etc. 

Henry S. Lombard 

22 to 26 Merchants Row 


The Service Store 

Tailored Apparel for 

College and Seminary 


Man-tailored from Men's Wear 
Fabric — 

Suits, Coats, Waists, 
Sweaters, Hats, Shoes 
at reasonable prices 

Style and Service 

Women's and Misses' Shops 

SCHOOL Note , Books 

STATIONERY Fountain Pens, etc 

Engraved and Printed 

Programs — Invitations Dance Orders 



Telephone 686 Haymarket 




Made by ourselves from Home Receipts 
Packed in Stone Jars 

A. T. BRIDGES CO., Inc. 

Tel. 577 Haymarket 

Send for Price List of over 60 kinds 

Albert P. Smith 

Telephone Richmond 1647, 1648 

Butter, Cheese and Eggs 

2 and 4 Faneuil Hall Market 

Sole Receivers of Randolph Tunbridge Creameries 

Established 1842 Incorporated 1910 

Capital paid in $90,000.00 


Commission Merchants 
Fruit and Produce 

Nos. 88, 90 and 92, 16 and 17 North Side 
Faneuil Hall Market, Boston, Mass. 

W. S. GLIDDEN. Pres. H. F. RICE, Vice-Pres. 

C. H. CUMMING. Treas. and Gen. Mgr. 

Telephone 1552 Richmond 

George C. Folsom 

400 Boylston Street 
Boston, Mass. 

Collins & Fairbanks Co. 





Youn^ Women 
383 Washington St., Boston 

Crane s Grey lawn 

Let us show you our new Greylawn 
with Striped Lined Envelopes. 
Strikingly and distinctively hand- 

New PARIS IDEAS in Dies 

Hallowe'en and Place Cards 
in beautifully colored designs 

F. W. DAVIS & CO. 


36 West Street, Boston 




HARRY T. MILLER - - Proprietor 

Steam Heat — Elevators Electric Light — Sun Parlor 

A select suburban hotel, catering to a dis- 
criminating clientele. Five minutes from 
Lasell Seminary. Transients accommodated. 
Terms reasonable. 




Ice Cream Sodas 

Toilet Articles, etc. 


2090 Commonwealth Avenue - Auburndale 

Those who embroider 
will find 

our department of 
special interest 

We show a large and attractive variety 
of styles in doilies, scarfs, tablecovers, pil- 
lowtops, shirtwaists — as well as many nov- 
elties which the College girl finds useful in 
making her living room "homelike". Free 
instruction in the various stitches is fur- 
nished in connection with purchases. 

For over a hundred years we have been 
a specialty store for 








T. D. Whitney & Co. 

" Everything in Linens' 

Tample Place — West Street 


Ladies are delighted 

with the results of using Camp- 
bell's Stain on Floors, F'urni- 
ture and Woodwork. 

Gives superb finish, brings out 
the natural grain of the wood. 
Write for color card 

Carpenter-Morton Co. 
Boston, Mass. 

Established 1882 

Incorporated 1904 



6 Boylston Place, Boston, Mass. 

College Dramatic Work a Specialty 
Telephone Oxford 145 

Jfflusic dealers 

Announce their Removal to 
2B Park Street, Boston. Tel. Haymarket 1150 

Three doors above their old store. Send for our recent 
catalogues. Mail orders filled the same day as received. 
Music sent on selection if desired. 

China and Glass 

The undersigned invite attention to their exhibit in these lines 
which includes the best productions of the Potters' and Glass 
Makers' Art and gleaned by visits by our buyers to the 
best makers in Great Britain. France, Germany, Austria, Italy, 
Japan and America. 


Art Pottery 3rd Floor 

Glassware Department 2nd Floor 




Jones, McDuffe & Stratton Co. 

Ten Floors. Wholesale and Retail 

33 Franklin Street, Boston 

Near Washington and Summer Sts.